Architectural Intern

HGA Architects & Engineers - Santa Monica, CA

HGA is an award winning, interdisciplinary design firm with architects, engineers, planners, lighting designers, landscape architects, and interior designers working together to create holistic designs for the arts, community, education, corporations, government, healthcare and district/campus energy clients.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Intern Architect to join our ACE practice group, working out of our Santa Monica office on a variety of projects throughout the region. At HGA we work to foster an environment where diversity of thought, background and experience creates new energy. Through your curiosity, tenacity, creativity and unique insights you can make an impact every day. That impact is felt by your colleagues, by our clients, and by those who inhabit the spaces we create. The position requires excellent communication, time management and technical skills as you will work closely with Senior Project Architects and Project Managers developing non-routine and complex design concepts in a manner responsive to the client's needs and deadlines.

HGA is both team-oriented and employee-friendly, and social activities are integrated into our office culture. We offer challenge, recognition and personal visibility with an opportunity to be part of some great projects.


Develops a thorough understanding of projects’ design philosophy and provides input in developing a design and building performance strategy and effectively conveys this to assigned team members when appropriate.
Contributes to project’s technical design effort, subsequent detailed design development, project coordination and quality control efforts during all phases of project work, in close collaboration with Senior Designer.
Seeks creative and innovative solutions to assigned tasks and develops appropriate research and documents to support these solutions.
Actively collaborates with and coordinates work of consultants and knowledge resources to ensure the project deliverables are coordinated, integrated and support the design concept and performance goals of the project.
Contributes to the preparation of design documents and detailed development of construction documents during all project phases, delivering complete, accurate and coordinated project documentation.
Advances the production of schematic, design development and construction documents in compliance with project scope, schedule, cost and design intent.
Maintains awareness of evolving building technology and systems.
Reviews shop drawings, material samples and CD’s for conformance with design.
Performs construction administration duties (e.g. RFI’s, RFP’s, change orders, etc.)
Maintains contact with clients, consultants and contractors during all project phases, participating in marketing, client and owner presentations as required.

Preferred candidates will have:
Bachelor’s degree in architecture; Master’s degree preferred
Up to 2 years of experience on small- to large-scale project types preferred
Revit knowledge required
AutoCAD , 3DS Max, SketchUp knowledge preferred
Expertise with project management software and Microsoft Office Suite products is needed
Pursuing Architectural registration
If you are interested in working at HGA, please click APPLY above and submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio.